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The benefits of a balanced diet for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Group NC Health adds to the awareness campaign on the occasion of World Day of Multiple Sclerosis held today and proposes a set of guidelines to follow in the beneficial feed for this disease.

It is very important that people with this disease avoid overweight and constipation, two factors that can cause severe symptoms in this disease. Thus, we must consider the following in order to get a varied and balanced diet:

Nutrient-Proteins

Animal proteins and vegetable proteins equally be consumed. Rehabilitates bread and dried beans (cooked with little fat, if possible, better oil with sausages). The mixture of wheat flakes, barley, and whole oats is a source very rich in protein suitable for breakfast. We tone down the consumption of meat and meat products.

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Lipids-fats

Tone down our fat intake (constitute the largest source of caloric intake causes overweight). We
substitute the animal fats by vegetable fats. For cooking, we use olive oil, which is more resistant to heat cooking. Let’s avoid consumption of margarine, vegetable fats industrially treated.

Carbohydrates (or sugars)

We decrease the consumption of sugar and sugar products. Do not develop in children a taste for cakes, ice cream and soft drinks sweetened, such as colas, sodas … Rehabilitates consumption of bread, potatoes, dried vegetables, rice, and mixtures cereals, as they are a source of energy, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Minerals

Accustom to reduce the salt in our meals. Our organism assimilates better iron that comes from animal than plant foods. Iron is better assimilated in the presence of vitamin C. Therefore, drinking orange juice in a food rich in iron promotes absorption. Instead, coffee has the opposite effect.

Vitamins

Ideally, the vitamins directly through food, but the current marketing of these cooking processes and destroying much of the vitamins. Self-medication and consumption of synthetic vitamins hyper-viaminosis carries risks, so it’s convenient information and follow medical advice.

Vitamin C. Raw fruits and vegetables consumed oranges, lemons, mandarins, strawberries, kiwis, potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, peppers, spinach, melons, tomatoes, endive, liver and kidneys. It is destroyed by heat and exposure to light.

Vitamin A. Tomada tablets can cause hyper-vitaminosis. Carotene: dark green vegetables, carrots, apricots (yellow fruits or oranges). Methanol: fish liver, beef, milk, eggs.

Vitamin E. Wheat germ oil, olive oil, seed oil, wheat, corn and raw soybeans, oatmeal, liver, butter.

Vitamin B. It contributes to good skin, hair, eyes, mouth, liver, and maintains muscle tone and contributes to the smooth functioning of the nervous system. It is found in brewer’s yeast, whole grains, liver, meat.

Vitamin D. Cod liver oil, milk, eggs, liver.

Vitamin F. is found in wheat germ, seeds of cereals and legumes, olive oil or seed oil Evening primrose (primula) and borage, cod liver oil.

Water

Water is, among all, the most essential nutrient. Consume at least 1 liter per day. Fiber intake is the treatment against constipation. It is found in fruits, vegetables, bread, whole grains, dried vegetables, etc.

Milk and milk products

They are one of the main sources of saturated fat. Adults should preferably take skimmed milk or semi-skimmed, especially if regular consumption of these products.

Grains and starches

Increase your intake of starches, variables. Increase consumption of bread: excellent moderator of the food ration rarely contraindicated. The dried vegetables, bread and cereals compounds are particularly suitable for constipation.

Fruits and vegetables

Main contributions: vitamin C, A and fibers. To choose better: more vegetables rich in Vitamin C: cabbage, parsley, peppers, broccoli. More vegetables rich in carotene: carrots, tomatoes, spinach. More fruits rich in vitamin C: citrus, strawberries, kiwis.

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